Subject: Re: pkg/20852 aka paths in packages
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 07/24/2003 16:13:30
On Thu, 24 Jul 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I notice that some packages have absolute paths hard coded into them. In
> this case it is pkgsrc/mail/sendmail (which has no maintainer), and has
> several spots where /etc is used rather than /usr/pkg/etc.
I didn't test this, but where does it reference /etc ?
Also, be sure to not force "/usr/pkg/etc" either. It should use
PKG_SYSCONFDIR (with CONF_FILES as needed).
It also should use RCD_SCRIPTS to install an rc script.
> Does anyone know if this is intentional? I am willing to make a patch to
> pkgsrc/mail/sendmail "pkg"ize the paths if that is the right thing to do.
Also, regarding the subject line: what does PR #20852 have to do with
"paths in packages"?
Jeremy C. Reed